Moneyslane slam seven goals past Bourneview

Richie Nesbitt scored for Moneyslane and then took over the gloves after Stevie White's sending off. INBL1538-257PB

Richie Nesbitt scored for Moneyslane and then took over the gloves after Stevie White's sending off. INBL1538-257PB

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Moneyslane backed up last week’s win away to Tullyvallen FC as they knocked seven past promotion hopefuls Bourneview Mill FC.

There was a moments silence at Jubilee Park before kick off for Renick Malcolmson Senior who very sadly passed away during the week.

Moneyslane got off to a great start when after 10 minutes Ritchie Nesbitt was on hand to bundle the ball over the line.

The lead didn’t last long as a Bourneview player charged down a clearance and the ball bounced to an attacker who was caught by goalkeeper Stevie White for a penalty which was converted.

Slane attacked from the kick off and won a corner which Johnny Kernghan delivered perfectly for Stevie Coulter to rise and bullet the ball home from 10 yards.

Then on 25 minutes skipper Gareth Bingham played a superb pass through the defence for Johnny Kernaghan to thump the ball past the keeper.

It looked comfortable for Slane but a moment of slackness saw a poor pass by a Slane defender intercepted and played through the middle for an attacker to bear down on goal only for Stevie White to bring him down and receive his second yellow.

Ritchie Nesbitt went into nets but couldn’t stop the penalty.

Gregg Harrison, as the lone striker, worked tirelessly and that set the tone for the rest of the team. Even with 10 men they were more dangerous and just before half time Gareth Bingham expertly chipped the ball over the advancing keeper to make it 4-2. Then from a long Darragh Peden throw Gareth Rees volleyed the ball into the top corner.

On 75 minutes Bourneview had a man sent off and subsequently Slane continued to dominate the game. Good work by Gregg Harrison down the right saw the skipper Gareth Bingham convert from close range.

Then the goal of the game when a good passing move saw Neil Taylor burst down the left and his cross was steered into the bottom corner by Jordan Fairley from 14 yards to seal a comprehensive victory

Manager David Johnstone was delighted with his team’s performance.

He said: “It has been a tough week for the club with the sad passing of Renick Malcolmson Snr. Mr Malcolmson drove the player bus to Belfast when we played Glentoran FC Reserves last season and joined the players for a post match meal so they really wanted to win today for committee man Renick Jnr and the Malcolmson family.

“The work rate was exceptional, some of the goals were top drawer but it was the teamwork and sheer desire to win that pleased me most. They did our entire club proud today.”